"Celebrate Life, Play Slingball, Help fight MS!"

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Ron Albertson and his good friend Stephen Page who stole the show and manhandled the competition with surgeon like precision!

Ron Albertson and his good friend Stephen Page who stole the show and manhandled the competition with surgeon like precision!

 Save the Date!: 5th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Portland Doubles Tourney! Please save the date for the 5th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Portland Doubles Tournament happening on Saturday, October 4th from 10:30am-2:30pm (depending on numbers). Grab a partner, pack a lunch, andsign up now! A separate email will be coming out next week with all the information.

A Sincere Thank You to all Slingball Participants, Supporters, Volunteers, Donators!!! The Neu Brothers, Randy & Carter would like to thank everyone who participated and/or supported the 9th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tourney. We raised just over $18,000 to help the fight against MS which once again surpasses our previous year and is an all-time record! Each of you make a HUGE difference in helping those effected by MS. As Candyce from the MSSP stated, “Everyone gets an AC unit, no one is turned away!” What a difference each of you makes! 

Our mother, Marilyn J. Neu, would be proud of all of you as she believed in “having fun, paying it forward, and meeting new friends.” We feel we accomplished that mission! That said, we wanted to recap the 9th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tourney:

The Grown Ups Tourney! After a little bit of wind chill scare in the am, the weather leveled out for a fantastic day of Slingball! Each of the four divisions hosted hundreds of extraordinary games and masterful slinging to eventually produce the Sunday “Sweet 16″… They are listed as follows: 
The Negators: Chris Koons, Carter Neu, JoLynn Foulon (the Lone Female!), and Jack Eggleston (from the kids tourney to the adult Sweet 16!) 
The Mary Lous: Bill Swanick, Connor Justrom, Frosty Comer, and Jeff Firstenberg 
The 3 Ring Circuses: John Brase, Jeff Wenckus, Michael Catherall, and Aaron Angelo 
The Snapbacks: Bryan Green, Trevor Green (Bryan Green’s son), Grove Hunt, Darrell Auvil (cousin of the Green’s!)
In the end, four pillars of absolute excellence (two of them former champs) made their way to the main Slingball courts to battle it out to see who was going to be crowned 2015’s Slingball Champion! These four masters were: John Brase, Carter Neu, Bill Swanick and Bryan Green.
With two former champions (Carter Neu and Bryan Green) making it to the “Final Four”, the crowd was eager to see if we would have the first two-time champ crowned since Tyson Labrousse did it in inaugural years one and two. Or would we have a brand new champion in John Brase or Bill Swanick, who were determined not to let this happen? In the end it was Bryan “Big Green Machine” Green who fended off finals newcomer, Bill “The Competitor” Swanick and as a result, returned to his days of glory to capture his 2nd Slingball Cup in 5 years. In true sling fashion he dumped his ceremonial beer on his head and celebrated in style with his son, Austin who was the winner of the Kid’s Mini-Marilyn Slingball tourney (also a first!). 
The Kids Mini Marilyn Tourney!  Additionally impressive was the intensity and artfulness of the Kid’s Division where four sharp shooters managed to make their way to the Sunday court: Preston Slama, Drew Eggleston, Liam Symms and Austin Green.
Several see-saw battles ensued as the sharp shooters shared their skill with the crowd. There were “oohs” and “ahhs”, cheering and nervous silence… but in the end it was Austin Green who fended off Liam Symms in one of the tightest kid’s duels to date! Congrats to Austin who joined his Dad, Bryan as the only Father/Son champs ever to both win Slingball. Wow!
 
Congrats goes out to all the kids that participated. They are all winners in our book! 
Fun Awards! Now for some of the other fun awards…
Best Costume: Bill Swanick
Longest Traveler: Jim & Deanna Stone- from Virginia!
Longest Game: Tyson Labrousse
Gene Brockmeyer Sportsmanship Award:Margie Arvidson
Bull Durham Award: Robin Gilkey
Newcomer of the Year: Jack Eggleston & Connor Justrom
Biggest Comeback: Doug Farr
Biggest Loser: Erik Wald
Most Unique Game: Kayla Hull & Kendall Hanson (8 lead changes!)
Crazy Misc. Award I: Bob Lindloom- Won his game with all one pointers!
Crazy Misc. Award II: Ashley Swanick- 3 Ring Circus then a Waterfall!
Sloth Award: Brook Haskins (you understand if you know him)
Raffle Prize Winner of Pacific City Weekend Giveaway: Kathy Warnica
Kid’s Sportsmanship Award: Owen Julian
Most Consecutive Wins: Tony Angelo
Most Excited to Play Award: Hanna Slama
Fitz Betting Board Winner: Brian Cook (donated proceeds to Slingball! Thanks, Brian.)
Moment of Silence: Honoring Randy’s long time friend and Fraternity Brother, Michael Timothy Fitzpatrick who was taken from us much too soon this past year.
Thank yous! We also want to take the time to thank the following volunteers, donators, and supporters…
The MSSP (Candyce, Libby & Sara)
Cook Security Group (Brian Cook & Molly Angelo)
Kid’s Prizes (Kathy Rosenberg/CSG)
Twist/Reversal Apparel/RibCage
Pelican Pub & Ken Henson
Cape Kiwanda Inn
Delicate Palate Bistro
Grateful Bread
All of our Silent Auction Donors (too many to list but you all ROCK!!)
Sportsman Pub & Grub
Ben & Jeff’s/Moment Surf Company
The Oar House
Scorekeepers & Volunteers (All of You! You make a HUGE difference!)
Photographer (Holly)
All Silent Auction Donators & Volunteers!
Tourney Directors & Helpers (Tracy Neu, Wendy Neu, Nadia Wald, Cara Cook, Craig Cook, Beth Albertson, and Maggie Albertson). What a Team!
YOU! Finally, the Neu Brothers just wanted to reiterate how much we appreciate each and everyone of you. YOU make a difference in bringing new families and friends together, YOU make a difference in helping remember a great woman. And most of all… YOU make a difference in helping those with MS! Cheers! We want your feedback! Email us at randy@slingball.com.
Save the Dates! Even though we just wrapped up the 9th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tourney, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming Portland Slingball Doubles Tourney and 2016’s 10th Annual MJN “Help Defeat MS” Slingball Tourney! Mark your calendars and schedule your Outlook appointments as the 10 year Anniversary is going to be the biggest ever… more details to come soon, but save the date!
Portland Slingball Doubles Tourney-TBD
Save the Date: 6/24-6/26/16: 10th Annual “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tourney
Have Fun. Play Sling. Help Fight MS!
– The Neu Brothers

Sign up now for the 9th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tournament… Book your travel now! The Neu Brothers need your help in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. This year we will have spectacular prizes, Silent Auction, new Sling gear and of course the betting board, all for a great cause! Click here to sign up for the 9th Annual “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tournament or visit Slingball.com for more details! We are also in desperate need of volunteers, not only for the weekend of the event, but starting now. How can you help? In many ways from helping coordinate the silent auction, to inventory, to day of event tasks: scorekeepers, set-up/breakdown, and many other tasks. Sign up to volunteer here! See details below:

 Pay by square…click here?

Who will de-throne reigning champ,
Chris Koons?

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Details:
Where: Pacific City, OR
When: June 26th-28th, 2015
Adult Entry: $75.00 per person (includes double elimination, t-shirt or $10 voucher towards choice of merchandise, and food ticket for BBQ). Click here for entry!
Kid’s Entry: $40 per person (includes double elimination, t-shirt, ticket for BBQ, and participation medal) Click here for entry!
*Early Registration Deadline: April 15th guarantees the option to select either a $10 Slingball merchandise credit or a Slingball t-shirt and you will be entered to win $50 worth of Slingball Merchandise (your choice). All proceeds go to MSSP (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland) to support people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Non-Players: You can still donate to the cause or purchase Slingball sets, t-shirts or other merchandise! Click here to donate!
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We look forward to seeing everyone! Follow us on Twitter to receive the latest Slingball updates!
– The Neu Brothers

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Dear all Slingball Participants, Supporters, Volunteers, Donators, and then some… Thank you!!! The Neu Brothers, Randy & Carter, want to share a sincere THANK YOU for everyone who participated and/or supported the 8th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tourney. All in we raised just over $15,222 to help the fight against MS!!! This is an all-time new record in $$$’s raised! Candyce from the MSSP added “Your support and funds help folks with MS with products and services not covered by insurance. For example, the hot weather really makes it difficult for folks with MS and we will be able to purchase 60+ air conditioners to help those who otherwise couldn’t afford them. Thank you!”

Our mother, Marilyn J. Neu, would be proud of all of you as she believed in “paying it forward” and helping others and your dedication & participation helped make it all happen! That said, we wanted to recap the 8th Annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball Tourney:   CLICK HERE For Recap!

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland: All proceeds go to helping people who are affected by MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Oregon: All proceeds go to helping fund research to find a cure for MS.

 

Slingball around the World…..

Send us pictures of you, sporting your Slingball gear all over the world! randy@slingball.com

Slingball in Dominican Republic

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Costa Rica Sling

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A big thank you to Cook Security Group and their Cook Community Builders program, for the donation of employees time and building materials to help build Slingball sets!!!

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